File:TextsNT.PNG|thumb|The inter-relationship between significant ancient manuscripts according to Burkitt
'''Francis Crawford Burkitt''' (3 September 1864 – 1935) was a British theologian and scholar. He was Norris Professor of Divinity
at the University of Cambridge
, from 1905 until shortly before his death. Burkitt was a sturdy critic of the notion of a distinct "Caesarean text-type|Caesarean Text
" of the New Testament
put forward by B. H. Streeter
He was educated at Harrow School
and Trinity College, Cambridge
, where he read mathematics, graduating Bachelor of Arts|B.A.
as 28th Wrangler (University of Cambridge)
in 1886, and gained a first-class in the theological tripos
Burkitt accompanied Robert Lubbock Bensly|Robert Bensly
, J. Rendel Harris|James Rendel Harris
, and sisters Agnes and Margaret Smith
on the 1893 expedition to Saint Catherine's...